Assange has been held in Belmarsh maximum security prison in south-east London since the Ecuadorian government handed him over to British authorities in April 2019.
If handed over to the United States, Assange could face a total of 175 years in prison. (Photo: PL)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has filed an appeal against a lower court ruling in the British Supreme Court on December 23.
According to Stella Morris, an emotional associate of the Australian journalist, the case was filed in the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom this Thursday at 11:05 am local time (same GMT).
On December 10, London High Court judges overturned a magistrate’s decision last January to restrain deportation, believing he could commit suicide if imprisoned in the United States.
Explaining his ruling, Judge Timothy Holroyd said he was satisfied with the promise made by U.S. prosecutors that the WikiLeaks founder would not be imprisoned under maximum security or subjected to severe isolation.
Morris, a lawyer by profession, explained that under British law, the same judges who allowed the Supreme Court to accept an appeal and extradite him must testify that the arguments in the petition were based on the least important point. The general public.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
Assange has been held in the Belmarsh High Security Jail in south-east London since he was handed over to British authorities in April 2019 by the Ecuadorian government.
A British judge has sentenced a man to 50 weeks in prison for violating a 2012 bond, detaining him until the end of the extradition process initiated by Washington, which wants to prosecute him for war crimes committed by the US military in Iraq. And Afghanistan, and thousands of cables US diplomatic secrets.
If extradited to the United States, Assange could face up to 175 years in prison on 17 counts of violating US intelligence law.